Strong Storms Are Possible Saturday Afternoon

A line of strong to severe storms will move into north Alabama Saturday ahead of a cold front that is interacting with the remnants of a tropical system. This line of storms may be capable of producing some severe weather.

The Storm Prediction Center notes that portions of North Alabama is in the (Level 1) ‘Marginal Risk.’

The main threat these storms will pose is strong straight line winds, although we can’t rule out some isolated flash flooding or a spin up tornado or two.  The timing of this line of storms will be from Saturday afternoon and taper off Saturday night.

Here is a look at the timeline for Saturday:

A line of heavy rain and thunderstorms will move through the Shoals between 9am through 12pm. Some of those storms will have strong, gusty winds.

The line will continue to move east into I-65, including Limestone, Morgan and Madison counties between 2pm and 4pm. The squall line will extend into Sand Mountain after 4pm and continue through 8pm, exiting by 9pm.

The bottom line: Strong to severe storms are likely Saturday, and you should be prepared for a line of storms that could produce strong winds, heavy rain, and perhaps a couple of spin-up tornadoes.

A thunderstorm is considered severe if it produces any of above.

Worried about the storms? Spend a few minutes making plans

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